In food, “innovation” often means a return to traditional cultural practices, creative adaptation of an existing idea, or reinstating traditions that use food to build community. This is one of the most striking findings in “From the Ground Up: Inspiring Community-based Food Systems Innovations,” a recent report commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and produced by the Wallace Center.
This webinar explores this “Return to Roots” theme, featuring organizations that are grounded in food sovereignty, preserve cultural heritage, and focus on achieving affordable access to healthy, culturally appropriate, sustainably produced food.
For the past 40 years, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC-NM) has worked on land and water rights and agricultural justice, especially for Chicano and indigenous people living in the state. We’ll learn about AFSC’s comprehensive Farmer-to-Farmer training program and their work facilitating farmer to farmer cooperation to access markets across the state. In California, the Klamath Basin Tribal Food Security Project is enhancing tribal health and food security by building a sustainable regional food system through collaborative and participatory approaches, co-developing research, education, and hands-on workshops and training programs to evaluate barriers and develop solutions to achieve a healthy food system.
Leaarn more about and be inspired by their unique approach, best practices and lessons learned along the way.
This is the third webinar in the #CommunityFood series.
+ Sayrah Namaste, Director of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC-NM) New Mexico
+ Jennifer Sowerwine from UC Berkeley/UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
+ Lisa Hillman, from the Karuk Tribe